Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

"Awesome! This gives a whole new meaning to strawberry shortcake. Great dessert for after any meal and a definite crowd pleaser and easy to prepare. (cooking time is estimated chill time.)"
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy; add sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the almond extract; set aside.
  • Fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Gently stir in cake pieces; set aside.
  • Combine strawberries and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Layer in a large glass bowl, starting with 1/4 of the strawberries, then adding 1/3 of the cake mixture.
  • Continue layering; finish with strawberries.
  • Cover with plastic wrap; and chill several hours.

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  1. roweena
    This was a HUGE hit at our Easter get-together! We used 2 angel food cakes and a HUGE box of strawberries (from Sam's Club), and still had quite a bit of cream cheese mix leftover (not that I'm complaining!). My only suggestion is to slice the cake into 1/2 inch thick pieces and assemble it the day you plan on eating it, so the cake doesn't get mealy/mushy. so, SO GOOD!
  2. Amy020
    YUMYUMYUMYUM! Made this for Valentine's Day dessert and it was perfect - both in taste and presentation (I used a giant red lucite bowl from Tupperware). I layered strawberries, then cake, then cream cheese. Thought cake would get too soggy in the cream cheese mixture. In the end, I ran out of cream cheese mixture so the top layers of strawberries and cake sort of looked like 1 red and white layer -which really looked nice.
  3. SharonChen
    I wish I could give this recipe ten stars!!!! Absolutely loved it!! I completely skipped the sugar and mixed the cheese mixture with some leftover Jello cakes. So so so good!!! Will definitely make this again very soon!! Thanks a zillion for posting this fantastic recipe!!
  4. beckyjacobs54
    I made this for a summer barbecue with family and it was delicious! My family waited anxiously in line for a dish of this! I used blueberries in this, as they where in season here and on sale. I look forward to trying the strawberries too, as I am sure it will be just as good! May try blackberries and raspberries too.
  5. cewrdh
    This was so easy and delicious. I used low fat cream cheese, fat free greek yougurt and splenda and it still tasted wonderful. Next time I may add mini chocolate chips.


  1. Lucky Clover
    Very good dessert and very pretty, too! I think next time I might try it with shortcake instead of angel food cake. Thanks!
  2. anika90
    Absolutely Awesome!! Could be the best dessert I have ever had. I also used splenda instead of sugar and cut the strawberries back a little and used blueberries...yummmmy!
  3. wife2abadge
    I made this for my FIL's birthday and everyone loved it. I left out the 4 T of sugar in the strawberries and used at least 1 1/2 times the amount of strawberries called for. I also used 8 oz of Cool Whip instead of only one cup and found the filling a bit dry as Susie D did. (The cake was a 10 oz cake). I subbed lowfat plain yogurt for the sour cream, used about 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and lowfat cream cheese. I started with cake on the bottom as some others suggested. Really yummy!
  4. Chef LindaB
    I subbed blueberries for 1/4 of the strawberries for Memorial Day - red, white and blue! Everyone really enjoyed the dessert. I also increased the cool whip to 8 ounces as mentioned by someone else. YUM!! Not really enough for 24 servings; we had 12 and not much left over.



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